Bradenton, Florida (PRWEB) March 19, 2012
The award-winning finalist in the INDIE Excellence Book Awards, The Coin is a cross between Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler. This page-turner is packed with contemporary issues and plays out on a global scale transporting the reader to the deepest, darkest terrorist cells as well as to the most opulent Park Avenue duplexes. Lovers of thrillers and sheer adventure will be delighted with the rich cast of characters, the international settings, and the pulse-pounding thrill-a-minute writing. The author John H. Manhold, himself a gentleman adventurer, draws on his own life experiences to write the exciting and frighteningly believable book.
“I would recommend it to all who enjoy a James Bond thriller which is a little more like the real world.” writes William Phenn for Reader Views.
The Coin is a thrill-a-page quest for a rare ancient coin. Filled with twists and turns across an international landscape, lovers of well-plotted fiction with well rounded characters, fast-paced dialogue, and exotic locations will find that this new novel truly fulfills its promise of a ‘great read’.
With an unforgettable cast, readers will be drawn into the twist-filled story and will meet unforgettable characters like Jassy the beautiful, wealthy and provocative wife of multi-millionaire collector James Weston whose parties are known for their surprise endings – including murder. There’s the handsome Cy Lane, former attorney turned elite private investigator. Lane is part guerrilla warrior and part cat burglar, and as every woman who meets him will attest – he’s all man and hired to find a three thousand year old coin first struck to commemorate the rule of a mighty Persian king. Finally, there’s the exotic and mysterious Natasha Drobanovich whose charms tempt our hero into bedrooms from New York to Paris unwilling to let him out of her sight or out of her arms. But is it the man she longs for or the million dollar antiquity?
The story plays out on a breathtaking international stage as Lane chases intricate and deadly dangerous clues from New York, Paris, Andora, Spain, Morocco and Mexico. Yet every time Lane gets close to the coin his mission is undermined by a vast cast of menacing characters a shadowy middle easterner, a rabidly anti-Muslim bishop's acolyte, members of the Mafia, the CIA, and finally the U. S. Attorney-General.
Who will live and who will die? Who will love and who will lose? And will the coin be found or will it remain hidden for another three thousand years? The last chapter will reveal all.
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